Music inspires everybody in many different ways, and speaks to everybody differently. But Skip Lewan's path of learning may not be the traditional one that some Berklee students may have experienced. Skip's instruction came largely from everyday life in a small, rural Georgian town, and the real-life experiences that illuminated his mind, transformed his heart, and created his passion to be a musician and composer. Skip began taking classical piano lessons at age 7, and picked up the saxophone at age 11. While there weren’t many opportunities in his small town, Skip branched out musically across Georgia as much as he could. He performed across the southeast with various performing groups, entered competitions, and found every opportunity that he could to enhance his musical experience. Skip attended Berklee College of Music where he received a degree in Film Scoring.